Category Archives: Crochet

Phil Ferguson aka Chili Philly

Halloween is around the corner so it’s time to explore costume ideas.  We love these brilliant food-hats created by Melbourne-based crochet artist Phil Ferguson aka Chili Philly. He studied Fine Art at Curtin University and taught himself to knit and crochet.  In 2014 he began creating crochet hats and posting them on the social media platform, Instagram, which now has thousands of followers.  On an interview with The Design Files he says this about his concept:  

“The hat idea was actually inspired by the character Finn from the television show Adventure Time. He wears a bear hat that covers his whole head and only shows his face. Also when I started playing around with making hats, I had started getting into RuPaul’s Drag Race and began to appreciate the art, costumery and decadent headware. I guess it was a natural progression from obsessively watching these two shows to making wearable art. The hat thing kind of just stuck.”

You can follow the artist on Facebook and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Phil Ferguson aka Chili Philly.

Jose Heroys

Jose Heroys is a fiber artist who makes bird sculptures and fiber art in her Sussex studio. The inspiration for her work comes from a life-long love of birds, nature, and wildlife. Each piece is made by hand using a mixture of crochet, needle-felt and her own invented techniques. The birds are made from wool yarn, fleece and natural fibers with each bird wearing individually numbered metal leg rings.

More of Jose Heroys’ awesome work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her pieces are available on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Jose Heroys.

Kit Couture

Probably would not come out empty-handed in this Copenhagen shop, Kit Couture. The company sells project kits that contain everything needed for a particular design whether it be knit, crochet or embroidery. Their designs are inspired by Scandinavian traditions and current Danish fashion. We particularly love the pillows and stocking designs but they also carry women, men and children’s fashion and accessories. The bonus is that they ship worldwide.

You can view their designs on their website, Instagram and on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Kit Couture.